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COLUMBUS OH – The Warren JFK boys’ golf team etched their name in the books of Ohio high school golf history as they secured the OHSAA Division III State Championship in Columbus. In a thrilling contest that went down to the wire, Warren JFK emerged victorious by the slimmest of margins, edging out Newark Catholic by a mere one stroke.

Competing over two rounds in the tournament, Warren JFK displayed both skill and unwavering determination. They achieved a combined team score of 648, a testament to their collective excellence on the greens.

Bryce Van Horn contributed a total of 171 strokes across the two rounds, demonstrating his resilience and commitment to his team’s success. Andrew LaPolla showcased an impressive performance with a combined total of 157 strokes, highlighting his skill and composure under the pressure of a state championship. Henry Phillips exhibited his consistency with a total of 166 strokes, making his mark on this remarkable victory. Andrew Fredenberg played a pivotal role, contributing 164 strokes, showcasing his exceptional abilities and competitive spirit. Julian Bolino rounded out the team’s tremendous effort, accumulating a total of 172 strokes, adding depth to Warren JFK’s triumph.

The contest was a nail-biter, with Warren JFK and Newark Catholic locked in a fierce battle. In the end, it came down to the final tally, with Warren JFK narrowly securing the championship with a single-stroke advantage over their worthy opponents. The championship was a showcase of the highest level of competitive golf, a testament to the talent and dedication of these student-athletes.

Congratulations to Warren JFK for their remarkable victory and for claiming the title of State Champions in the world of high school golf. This achievement stands as a testament to their dedication, and it will undoubtedly be celebrated for years to come.


BELOIT OH- The girls golf team fought off a cool and wet day to earn an OHSAA Sectional Championship today at Pine Lakes Golf Club in Hubbard.  It is the first sectional title for the team in school history and the second consecutive year the team has qualified for districts.

The Warriors finished the day with a 390 which was one stroke better than second place Champion who shot a 391.  Ursuline was third, finishing with a 399 and Columbiana was the final qualifying team with a 403.

West Branch was led by Shaylee Muckleroy who finished her day with an 83.  Lillian Smith shot a 98, Hayden Mesler finished with a 103 and Jade Howell scored a 106.  Also playing for the Warriors was Isabella Linger, who closed out her day with a 121.

The Warriors will head to the district tournament that will be played at Good Park Golf Course in Akron on Monday, October 2nd.


COLUMBIANA OH- In a day filled with excitement and outstanding golf, the Columbiana girls’ golf team showcased their talent and determination, earning their ticket back to the district championships with an impressive performance at the sectionals.

The team’s combined scores reflected their exceptional play on the course. Hailey Muntean led the way with a solid score of 97, setting a strong tone for her teammates to follow. Maddie Jackson continued the impressive display with a score of 98, showcasing her consistent and reliable play.

Ellie Jackson added to the team’s success with a score of 102, while Sophia Perry contributed with a score of 106. Their ability to navigate the course effectively and make strategic shots played a crucial role in the team’s overall performance.

Claire Banner rounded out the team’s effort with a score of 109, ensuring that every stroke counted towards their goal of securing a spot in the district championships.

The team’s collective efforts paid off as they punched their tickets to the district championships, a testament to their hard work and dedication throughout the season.

As Columbiana gears up for the district championships, they do so with confidence and momentum on their side. Their fans have every reason to be excited about their prospects, knowing that this talented team has what it takes to compete at the highest level.


COLUMBIANA OH- In a thrilling display of skill and determination, Columbiana emerged victorious in the Division 2 category of the Terlesky girls’ golf tournament, showcasing their prowess on the golf course.

The team from Columbiana put forth a commendable effort, and their individual scores reflected their commitment to excellence. Leading the way was Sophia Perry, who posted a score of 97, setting a solid foundation for her team’s success. Hailey Muntean followed closely with a score of 100, contributing to the team’s impressive performance. Maddie Jackson’s score of 101 further bolstered Columbiana’s standing, demonstrating her consistency on the course. Claire Banner and Ellie Jackson also played vital roles, posting scores of 103 and 107, respectively.

Collectively, their efforts resulted in a team score of 401, a testament to their teamwork and dedication. This exceptional score not only secured their victory in the Division 2 category but also highlighted their ability to perform under pressure.

The victory, however, was not without its challenges, as Columbiana found themselves in a tiebreaker with Southeast to secure first place. In the end, their resilience and competitive spirit shone through, enabling them to clinch the top spot in the tournament.

Columbiana’s triumph in the Terlesky tournament serves as a testament to their talent, teamwork, and unwavering commitment to the sport of golf. As they continue their season, this victory will undoubtedly provide them with the confidence and motivation needed to excel on the golf course and further solidify their reputation as a formidable force in girls’ golf.


By Chris Sigler 

COLUMBIANA OH- The Columbiana golf team is redefining the word success when it comes to competing for league championships. The Clippers know nothing but success as for the past nine seasons Columbiana has been home to the league champions in golf. They can now stake that claim to number ten as the Clippers blew away the field at the EOAC golf tournament held Thursday at Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Senior Rocco Crawford shined as the defending medalist from a year ago repeated the feat carding a day’s best 76. Crawford’s 76 alongside Anthony Hall 80, Trenton Hall 83 and Blake Unger 88 guided Columbiana to a winning score of 320 and their seventh consecutive EOAC title.

United (379) would take second place on the day behind Mati Zines 85, Patrick Bryan 89, Michael Dangelo 92, and Emma Murphy 113.

Lisbon (399) finished third, Garrett Wallace carded a 78, while Cooper Mollenkopf added a 103, Deven Fox and Logan Sturgeon  each carded a 109 respectively.

East Palestine (415) took home fourth place as Josh Bland posted a 92, Adam Davis 94, Xander Pink 107 and Connor Conaway 122 all contributed to the Bulldogs on the day.

Southern (428) landed in fifth behind Wyatt Bach 88, Justus Black 102, Logan Howell 116, and Zac Mayfield 122.

Leetonia (488) placed sixth on the day, the Bears were led by Evan Rosko 100, Carter Bondi 126, Chase Bondi 128, and Lyla Oliver 134.

Wellsville was represented by a pair of golfers as Landon Ramsey posted a 95 and teammate Maddox Bosco scored a 119.


By Chris Sigler 

POLAND OH- The Poland Bulldogs hit the links on Wednesday with a conference championship next on their list of accomplishments to be met this season. That accomplishment was checked off the list as the Bulldogs captured the NE8 Boys and Girls team titles at Squaw Creek Country Club.

Angelo Rinaldi took home medalist honors carding a 74 on the day. Rinaldi’s 74 alongside teammates Matthew Marrone 77, AJ Battaglia 84 and Michael Chambers 85 guided Poland to the team title with a score of 320.

South Range (339) finished second behind Michael Garwacki 76, Luke Rohan 86, Zander DiMuzio 88 and Jack Carey 89. Hubbard’s (348) third place finish was paced by Garrett Brajkovich 79, Jonathan Adamson 86, Geno Leshnak 91 and Colten Smith rounded out the card with a 92.

Lakeview (390) received contributions from Jason Demonica 90, Will Kirila 93, Ty Chamberlain 103, and Jack Peterson 104 on their way to claiming fourth place.

Girard (399) took fifth behind Wilson Stamford 97, Dom Phillips 99, Matt Shelley 100, and Chaise Henderson 103.

Niles (460) finished the day in the sixth spot.  Anthony Cesario recorded a 100,  while Nathan Glassmeyer 114,  Colin Preusser 120, and Coleman Lamb 126 competed for the Red Dragons.

Struthers (476) received  contributions from James Harrison 109, Mario Pecchia 119, Owen Eisenbraun 120, and Peyton Bova 128 to finish seventh overall.

The Girls were led individually by South Range’s Chloe Puhl carding a day’s best 98. Poland claimed the top spot for the  team title with a score of 424 The Bulldogs were led by Olivia Loftus 99, Nina Gordon 100, Kylie Kapics 108 and Katelynn Roberts 117. Hubbard (445) finished second behind Malorie Oyler 106, Maddie Fox 110, Kennedy Perline 114, and Eva Flynn 115.
South Range’s (460) third place finish was cemented by Puhl’s 98, Bethany Witmer 118, Brooke Herchik 120, and Annie Lumsden 124.
Girard (473) landed fourth with Lacie Lamm leading the way with 112, while Ally Gassman 118, Andriana LoCastro 121, Julia Ragozzino122 all added to their finish.
Lakeview (488) took fifth behind Delany Godfrey 115, Cassie Klotz 120, Addie Nicholas 125 and Lily Bell 128.
Niles (514) came in sixth and were led on the card by Kelli Kover 116, Tori Lanam 131, Alysse D’Errico 133 and Jillian Parry 134.
Struthers fielded a duo consisting of Bella Sadusky 121 and Addison Liptak 133.


BOARDMAN OH- As Boardman High School’s senior standout, Sophia Rivera, takes to the golf course, she exemplifies not just talent but also resilience and determination. Rivera recently made headlines when she secured victory as the medalist in the AAC Championship, showcasing her incredible golfing prowess.

Despite less-than-ideal weather conditions with intermittent rain that transitioned into a downpour, Sophia Rivera proved her mettle on the greens. Facing the adversity of the elements while not feeling her best physically, she managed to outshine her competition with an outstanding round. Rivera’s score of 77 at Mill Creek Golf Course was not only remarkable but also a testament to her skill and mental fortitude.

Sophia Rivera’s victory in the AAC Championship wasn’t just about personal accolades; it was a display of her commitment to the sport and her team. Even as Canfield secured the team win, Rivera’s individual performance stood out, outshooting her nearest competitor by a significant margin.

Looking ahead, Rivera has her sights set on the district play, with the ultimate goal of earning a trip to the state championship. Her ambition and dedication are evident in her pursuit of excellence on the golf course.

Beyond her high school career, Sophia Rivera has exciting prospects lined up. She plans to continue her golf journey at Youngstown State University as a walk-on, allowing her to further develop her talent on the same course where she achieved her recent victory – Mill Creek Golf Course. While she aspires to make her mark in the world of golf, Rivera also has her eye on a career in criminal forensics, although her exact major remains undecided.

In a recent interview with YSN’s Anthony Hartwig and Brian Tolnar from Mill Creek Golf Course, Sophia  shared insights into her incredible AAC Championship performance and her promising future. With her unwavering determination and passion for golf, Rivera is undoubtedly a rising star to watch in the world of collegiate golf and beyond. Her journey is a testament to what can be achieved with talent, resilience, and a relentless pursuit of one’s dreams.


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By Chris Sigler


BELOIT OH- Balance is key to many of life’s everyday activities. West Branch took it to another level as the Warriors balanced attack defeated Salem 164-189 on Tuesday at Flying B Golf course. Jaxon Robb, Lane Allison, Dom Brenner and Kaleb Votaw all posted 41 in the victory.

Salem was led by Tanner James’ round of 45. Anthony Colian scored a 46, while teammates Scott Colian contributed a 47 and Sam Bricker finished the day shooting 51.

West Branch heads to Carroll Meadows on Wednesday to take on Carrolton. Salem returns to action Thursday taking on Brookfield at Salem Hills.


By Chris Sigler 

BELOIT OH- West Branch’s Shaylee Muckleroy continues to show why she is one to watch this golf season. The Warriors senior posted a personal best 4-under 32 guiding her team to a 183-215 victory over Alliance at Westville Lake Country Club on Tuesday. West Branch also received contributions from Bella Linger 49, Lulu Smith 50 and Hayden Mesler’s round of 52. The Warriors will head back to Westville Lake Wednesday as they take on EBC foe Minerva.


By Chris Sigler

COLUMBIANA OH- Repeat championships never come easy in sports. Columbiana’s girls golf team along with United’s Mati Zines both missed the memo as they repeated their feats from a year ago at the Columbiana County Girls Golf Invitational held Tuesday at Salem Hills Golf & Country Club. Zines repeated the individual honor and set the 18-hole school record with a round of 74. Columbiana took the team title carding score of 404.

The Clippers were led by Maddie Jackson 94, Hailey Muntean 100, Sophia Perry 103, and Hannah Moffett 107. United (415) took second behind Zines’ 74, Emma Murphy 102, Olivia Ashburn 114,and Abby Jones 125. Southern (441) was led to their third place finish by Kennedy Lewis 93, Paige Riggs 114, Caty Brewer 115, and Rylee Digman 119. East Palestine was represented individually by Kayla Bland 108 and teammate Addy Bycroft 110. Heartland Christians’s Evelyn Carpenter carded a 114 individually on the day as well.